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4401 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
+1 716-626-2233
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice place, food is delicious. Music is very chill and relaxing. Service is really friendly and helpful. Outside seating is available. Will come back.

Thank Travel8268
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We took a chance on this restaurant and they exceeded every expectation. The outside is very unassuming and we were not expecting much in the way of fine food. The wait staff was very personable and their advice on dessert choices was spot on. Very nice caprese salad and a Tuscan white wine started off a fine meal. The mushroom... More 

Thank Eschwinge
Buffalo, New York
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74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

The prices are in line with similar offerings. Northern Italion style cooking. Wine by the glass is a generous pour. In fact the wines are an interesting list. familiar styles, not familiar vintners. The chicken marsala mixed with penne pasta was a surprise and superb. Companion agreed. The chicken was cut to small strips. tender. Perfectly prepared. As opposed to... More 

1 Thank bill o
Hopkinton, New Hampshire, Usa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Stopped in greater Buffalo, NY while traveling west. Looking for a quick place to eat, we were directed to a restaurant in a shopping mall on Transit Rd. However, after checking at the recommended restaurant (crowded and noisy with the after-work crowd), we noticed a small "espresso cafe" next door with several tables both inside and out. We were pleasantly... More 

1 Thank Charles_Schneider
Buffalo, New York
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Tucked away in a corner of an active shopping area / plaza, this restaurant offers a reasonable Italian food menu at reasonable prices. The quality and quantity was very good. The service very attentive.

1 Thank efs4170
Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

It wasn't until a friend took me there that I realized there's a restaurant there. It's in a little strip mall, just a very unpresuming door, and with a name like Caffe Espresso, I expected a coffee bar - nothing more. Nothing could have susprised me more than to see a restaurant and bar in there. And then there was... More 

1 Thank Litany
Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2014

This place has become a favorite of mine for cocktails with the girls. The atmosphere is upscale and sophisticated; unexpected in a strip mall! The menu is Italian bistro food with a twist. I've had most of the entrees at one time or another and have never been disappointed; from the Chicken Pesto Salad to the Lobster Ravioli. The food... More 

1 Thank BethBeach_1962
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179 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Good food, small narrow industrial style eatery with exposed duct work. Waitress pleasant . Very good selections however some menu items a tad pricey. Great pasta dishes and when available try the risotto. Sometimes homemade gelato and fresh filled cannoli's. The cook/owner will come to your table to see if everything is to your liking. They aim to please. Bar... More 

1 Thank mruggier0
Buffalo, New York
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2013

I went to Caffe Espresso last night with my boyfriend. Upon our initial arrival, I was immediately impressed. I could tell right away that this was definitely my type of place. The ambiance was not something I would expect for a strip plaza restaurant. It was something I would expect to find in the city...trendy, modern, and contemporary. I love... More 

1 Thank NicAshBar
Depew, New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012 via mobile

Had tuna entree, wife had lobster ravioli. Mussel appetizer. The food was prepared and cooked wonderfully. Clearly the chef is top notch. Service was also very good. My only issue is that the prices make it so it is a special occasion only kind of place, not a lets go there on a random weeknight kind of place. Still recommend... More 

1 Thank Jman311

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, American
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4401 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-626-2233
Ristorante Italiano & Bar.

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